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Song Parodies -> "Fall Down"

Original Song Title:

"Downtown"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Petula Clark

Parody Song Title:

"Fall Down"

Parody Written by:

Arwen

The Lyrics

I wrote this a while ago...but then I checked and Adagio had already written a fall down song to Downtown...so I didn't submit it. Recently I've had a change of heart and figure I might as well share it. Clearly another autobiographical tale about me falling...a lot.
Walking along, thinking nothing could go wrong
And that is just when I--fall down
It's such a shame that I've got nothing to blame
But for no reason I--fall down

When listening to music or just strolling down the hallway
There doesn't even have to be a crack to get in my way
Balance I lose.

My knees have big bruises now
I can blame them on my tumbles, they make me say OW!
When I fall down, getting up from my chair
Fall down--and I mess up my hair
Fall down--everyone's laughing at me

Sometimes I trip, and there are times when I slip
Yes, you can count on me--to fall down
I fall on my ass both in the dirt and the grass
I'm clumsy, can't you see--I fall down

I've fallen while in church service, I've fallen while I'm dancing
It's always more uncomfortable when all the folks are glancing
At my sorry state.

My knees have big bruises now
I can blame them on my tumbles, they make me say OW!
When I fall down, seeing my latest crush
Fall down--into some dry sagebrush
Fall down--who else is clumsy as me?

------ instrumental break ------

And you may see me falling when you think the road is easy
If my shoulder should dislocate, I hope you don't get queasy
Or if I cry.

So maybe you'll be there when
I start to trip on my flip flops, and land on my chin
And I'll fall down, in front of everyone
Fall down--it's not really that fun
Fall down--you can expect it from me

Fall down...fall down...fall down...fall down ...

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Adagio - January 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Good version...more instances for me to identify with. :D
2nz - January 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Loved the "Blame them on my tumbles" line. I used to play DDR, so I'm pretty sturdy, but I know people like this. Great job all through the song, Arwen.
Arwen - January 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks to the both of you!!! Again...it's totally based on actual events...making fun of myself is like my therapy!
Meriadoc - January 21, 2004 - Report this comment
That sagebrush must have really hurt! I've just brushed against a tumbleweed and had an arm full of pricklies - worse than cactus!
Arwen - January 21, 2004 - Report this comment
Youch! I feel your pain...and hope that none of you ever have to feel mine. While the sagebrush is bad...(i've done it more than once, as there is a lot of sage brush in wyoming!)...I'd say the worst one for me was the dry/dead rose bush, into which I fell and dislocated my shoulder trying to catch myself (see, i told you they are true stories) while watering the flowers. Not only was my shoulder hurt...but I had dead rose thorns stuck all in me!! Thanks for the vote, Merry!!!
Johnny D - January 21, 2004 - Report this comment
My Queen, I apologize for voting so late - 5's of course, very well done. All that matters is that you pick yourself up, brush yourself off, laugh and smile and move on! And I think your Amiright friends know you well enough now to know that that's exactly what their Elf Queen does!
Arwen - January 21, 2004 - Report this comment
No apology needed, Johnny...you're always so very kind with your votes as well as with your comments that it more than makes up for the wait. Thank you. Seriously.
Guy - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Well done Arwen. And Adagio - you are very gracious to share the limelight with Arwen on a same subject same song parody. Wish more artists would learn to share as you do. I'm fiving you on this one Arwen. Good job.
Arwen - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Guy...I appreciate it. And I do appreciate Adadio not throwing a fit and writing an "I Hate Arwen" parody over this. We'd actually discussed it before I posted it...so I was pretty sure it would be okay. Thanks again!!
Mari D - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Somehow this relates... When I was a teenager, my friends called me Clyde because my gait resembled that of a Clydesdale horse! I got sick of that name very quickly, but it really stuck...
Mari D - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
...and I like your parody!
Arwen - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Mari!
Paul Robinson - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen - Klutzes of the World Unite! (But be careful when you are locking arms in solidarity not to poke each other in the eye or nail your compatriot with a sharp and already bruised elbow to the chin!) I've managed to get my hand on the mouse clicker without jamming it into the edge of the desk top or knocking over my bottled water (cap ALWAYS left in the "screwed closed" position)and I've just clicked "lots" 3 times & submitted it. Infinitely please with myself I'm now wrapping up the finishing touches of my comments here. I've got more "Stories from the Klutzed" but I'll save them for now. Got a couple things to do this afternoon while it's still reasonably warm outside (well, it's in the 40's today but sunny/clear and does not feel cold with a sweater on). Better get on them before I get lost in "Comment-land".
Arwen - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Paul...I always find your comments refreshing and full of insight to your "real" life. You go get your "real life" things done, though...so you can get back to cyberlife with all of us! Thanks for the votes!!
Paul Robinson - January 22, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen, (additional) You know I almost didn't find this one this morning because I had it mixed up with Adagio's rendition but I remembered seeing you two discuss this in the comment's and realized it was a different version. Since each has it's own storyline and is based on personal experience(s) each are to me unique and easy to judge on their own merits. I hold back stuff if I really haven't gotten near finishing and someone else does what I believe is a better work than what I have at that point. I can come back to it later and see if I can do a better job with mine. If I think my work is different enough and not markedly inferior I'll go ahead and post. Mari D - Clyde? teen-ager? oww!
Rod Worden - April 19, 2004 - Report this comment
"I fall on my ass both in the dirt and the grass"--LOL!! I really enjoyed this one, Arwen! 5-5-5! Here's one of my falls: Spring break, young idiot riding my motorcycle to the beach, up Main St to the boardwalk, cruisin' slow (looking cool, I'm thinking), people everywhere, a bench full of pretty girls I notice as I stand on the footpegs to look out over the seawall. What I did NOT notice was the approaching curb, which literally bounced me backwards into a heap in front of the girls! ..Only thing hurt was my pride. Got out of there in record time.. Again, great work, Arwen!
Arwen - April 20, 2004 - Report this comment
Rod! It sounds like you and I are two peas in a pod...or, in our case, two humiliated, crumpled messes on the sidewalk! =) Great story!! Thanks for the vote, too!!
Paul Robinson - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Arwen, You are SLOW today, aren't you. You missed a chance to plug this one in the comments on Alvin's piece. (Another "A" person with a klutz parody there, too). Well, I'll do it for you. This one is really good, people. If you haven't checked out hers (and also Adagio's) "Fall Down" parodies of Pet Clark's 60's hit you ought to...
Paul Robinson - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Rod W. - Just saw your April 19th comment. Sounds like we have another similarity. Sounds like we should sell tickets to our future ping-pong match...Actually, for some reason (maybe focus) the one place I'm not clumsy is when I'm participating in competitive sports where hand-eye coordination is the main focal point. "Mah feets" seem to be more aware of what they are supposed to do in those situations than when I'm just 'toolin' down the boulevard with a stupid grin on my face. Again, looking forward to meeting you and pinging the old 'pong' ball around a bit.
EmiLoca - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
Could I please use this song for the support group I lead? I think the members are in need of some musical inspiration. You're welcome to join, too, but please bring a comfortable chair and a supportive cushion, should you suddenly drop from it. 5's.
Arwen - June 17, 2004 - Report this comment
I love unexpected support! Just when I think a parody has been long forgotten, you brighten my day and drop by. Thanks, Emi!
Serafina - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
I really liked this one! I seem to recall that Adagio wrote a similarly-titled parody of this song; I read that one a while back (and commented on it as well). This one was good too! 5-5-5. :) By the way, I read your response comment on your "Fall of the Stumbler" parody yesterday. I'm 29, and I don't often fall down (in a literal sense), even though I, too, am cute.
Arwen - October 14, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Serafina! I'll be happy to take all the spills for both of us...if nothing else, it gives me fodder for parody writing...=)
Leo Jay - December 28, 2004 - Report this comment
This is terrific. Your rhyming with the original is most impressive. I love the last section with the trip/flip[-flop] internal rhyme -- really nicely done.
Arwen - December 02, 2005 - Report this comment
Um...it wasn't that I FORGOT to thank Leo...but rather that I know how much more he appreciates a good showing a gratitude after it has ages for almost a year. So...it's ready...THANKS, LEO!
Leo - March 12, 2014 - Report this comment
Classic.

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